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GitHub Octernships: a path for students for a thriving tech career

We are excited to announce the launch of GitHub Octernships! Students represent the next generation of developers and GitHub Education is here to nurture this talent, equip them with the skills they need to drive future software innovation.

GitHub Octernships is initially starting for students in 10 countries, including India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Nigeria, and Colombia, and will gradually expand to more regions over time.

To apply, you need to be verified on Global Campus, be an active contributor on GitHub, and keep an eye out for new projects that we’ll be posting on Octernships all year round.


Checkout the blog to learn more. These changes will be gradually rolling out over the next few days. Have any questions or feedback, connect with us @ Octernships Discussion

Not yet verified? What are you waiting for? Join GitHub Global Campus.

We are changing how you receive notifications of secret scanning alerts. Previously, to receive secret scanning alert notifications, you had to watch a repository with "All activity" or "Security alerts" and enable Dependabot email alerts to receive notifications.

Beginning March 16, here are the steps you need to take to continue to receive notifications from secret scanning:

  1. (No change required) Watch repositories of interest by choosing "All activity" or "Security alerts". This help you choose what events GitHub will notify you about.
  2. (Action needed) In your user notification settings, choose "Email" in the "Watching" section. This tells GitHub how to notify you. Secret scanning only supports email notifications at this time.

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In GitHub Desktop 3.1, we introduced viewing the diff of changes across multiple commits. This allows you to be certain there are no unintended changes in the group of commits you are about to push. Taking that feature to the next level, GitHub Desktop 3.2 allows you to Preview your Pull Request – see a diff of all the changes being introduced by your feature branch into your repository's default branch.

Preview Pull Request Image showing debugger in a diff

Learn more about GitHub Desktop here.

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